BENEFITING: PACIFIC REPERTORY THEATRE
PacRep Theatre, the only year-round professional theatre on the Central California Coast, wants to get off the power grid, eliminate its carbon footprint, and spend its capitol on the arts instead of utility bills.
With one of the largest southern facing rooftops in Carmel, PacRep's Golden Bough Playhouse is an ideal candidate for a solar installation - providing a clean power source while reducing its reliance on harmful fossil fuels. Having already planned to replace its 64-year old roof, the timing for PacRep going solar couldn’t be better. Its new roof and solar system will transform the playhouse into an environmentally friendly and self-sustaining home for cultural entertainment and arts education.
Once our new panel system is installed, the historic Golden Bough will join a handful of performing arts centers across the country who are fully "solar powered"! A performing arts site since 1907, when the ladies of the Arts & Crafts Club built the original Arts & Crafts Clubhouse, this second "Golden Bough' was first built in 1923 as the Arts & Crafts Hall. After the the hall was rebuilt in 1952, this unique historic facility has stood the test of time and is now gearing up for it's 100th birthday in 2023.
The solar panel system is the first step in the Golden Bough's $3M campaign to complete renovations on the aging facility. Of Carmel's three major theatres, the Sunset Center completed renovations in 2004, and the Forest Theater will complete it's rehabilitation project this summer. It's now time to turn the community's attention to the Golden Bough, the site of Carmel's first theatre and arts center, and - for the last two decades - home to Pacific Repertory Theatre.
Upon reaching our $100,000 goal, additional gifts will go toward the Phase II remodel of the historic Golden Bough Playhouse.